Increases at 2021 CTHS Alberta Yearling Sale

Results tabulated from the Sept. 17 Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (CTHS) Alberta Thoroughbred Yearling Sale showed hefty increases over the 2020 edition. Gross sales for the 37 yearlings sold totaled C$405,600, up from the C$327,400 for 39 yearlings last year. The median price for the sale was C$9,500, up from C$4,500 in 2020, and the average price was C$10,962, up from the C$8,394.87 reached last year. The CTHS Alberta sale topper was an Alberta-bred gelding by Value Plus out of Holiday Maker (Harlan's Holiday), bought for C$32,000 by Don Knight...

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CTHS Honors Alberta Champions

The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (CTHS) honored Alberta's Thoroughbred sector at the 47th annual Night of Champions, held virtually May 20. The night celebrated Real Grace (Mineshaft) as Alberta's 2020 Horse of the Year and Champion 3-Year-Old Colt. The GIII Canadian Derby winner was bred in Kentucky by Peter Johnson and is owned by Shelley Brown (who also serves as his trainer), Jean McEwan, Bette Holtman, and Bernell Rhone. Champion 3-Year-Old Filly went to Pearl of Knowledge (Cape Canaveral); Champion Older Horse was Go Away (Scat Daddy); Champion Older Mare...

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New Bonus Plan for BC Owners & Breeders

The British Columbia Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders Association (BCTOBA) and Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association of British Columbia (HBPA of BC) have banded together to help owners and breeders of British Columbia after noticing a decline in mares bred and a decline in entries to local sales, both believed to be due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A five-year, two-part plan has been established. Internal adjustments to the purse accounts will provide a 35% bonus to those owners racing a BC-bred in 2022 through 2026, an increase from the current...

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Woodbine to Host 2021 CTHS Yearling and Winter Mixed Sale

The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) (CTHS), Ontario Racing Management (ORM) and Woodbine Entertainment have reached an agreement which includes the CTHS forming an industry relations sub-committee of its Board of Directors. This new CTHS Industry Relations Sub-Committee (IRSC), will include representation from the CTHS, ORM and Woodbine with a mandate to work together for the betterment of the entire industry. Initial members of IRSC include Peter Berringer (President (Ont) and National Vice President, CTHS), members of the CTHS Board of Directors, Tom Via (Chief Operating Officer, Woodbine Entertainment)...

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